Last chance to join 10,000 on Get Running course
Our eight-week course for new and returning runners has kicked off. More than 10,000 people have signed up to Get Running and are having the course delivered to them by email each week. There’s still time to register and take part along with the thousands of others who have taken a positive step to tackle their fitness but you’ll have to sign up today.
We’re absolutely delighted with the response from readers and will be doing
everything we can to try to support you during the eight-week
Each week in this slot we’ll have someone from The Irish Times writing about their experience of getting back into the exercise regime.
First up is Irish Times communities editor David Cochrane who, by his own admission, struggles to stick to his fitness resolutions.
Next week David will be sharing his experience of the first three sessions.
If you’ve got your own doubts or questions don’t worry, that’s perfectly normal as well. Each week we’ll be hosting a Get Running live session where we’ll be answering questions and posting them online.
Coach Mary Jennings will also be joined by relevant experts from the worlds of physiotherapy, motivation and fitness to make sure we can give you the best advice possible.
Our next session will take place at 9pm next Monday night. Visit the website – irishtimes.com/
getrunning – and you can submit your query in advance.
Plenty of support
With so many people signed up to our first course there is plenty of support to be had from the other participants who are probably feeling just like you.
There are plenty of places you can interact with the other participants. You can post a comment on the weekly training plan on irishtimes.com.
If you are tweeting about Get Running, use the hashtag #getrunning and that will make sure your contribution to the conversation is heard.
You can follow us on Twitter @IrishTimesRun.
We’ve also got a dedicated Get Running presence on Facebook at facebook.com /irishtimesrunning.
But all that advice and support can only go so far. It’s up to you now to make the time and get out the door to complete your homework.
Just remember to take it nice and slowly and in eight weeks’ time you won’t know yourself. Good luck.